How many times have I driven the streets of Norfolk, searching for kit homes?
Well, let’s just say it’s a number higher than 20. Earlier this year, I discovered a Martha Washington when Milton and I were on our way to buy some honey biscuits from Church’s.
That was a shocker.
And then yesterday, I had occasion to seek out and find a new post office here in Norview (by the airport) and on my way to the post office, I saw a PERFECT Aladdin kit house, The Maples.
Today, I drove down the same road (this time, with my camera), trying to get in position to surreptitiously get a photo, when I drove past a Sears Willard.
One street, and two perfect kit homes.
And now I’m wondering if I’m going to find a Magnolia somewhere in Norfolk!
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We live in Baltimore, MD, and wanted to let you know about a house in our neighborhood that just came on the market. I am 99.9% sure it is a Sears Pennsgrove. Here is a link to the listing:
By the way, we love your blog!
My name is Andy Dolson. I’m a contractor/homebuilder in North East Ohio.
Currently I am building a new home for my parents on an empty lot next to my mother’s childhood home in Stow, OH.
There is a “Willard” home three doors down from the house we are building.
Tragically this “Willard” home was a total loss due to a fire a few months ago.
Do you know of anywhere I can get an original or replica of the “Willard” advertisements to frame for the homeowner?
Cliches are cliches for a reason, and most postal workers will admit to having some concern over unfriendly dogs on their route. But a smaller, equally painful danger remains under-publicized. According to Kenny, a carrier in the Midwest, reaching into a mailbox to deposit your letters can sometimes be hazardous to his health. “Wasps like to get into mailboxes,” he says. “Especially if they have an outgoing mail slot. They build a nest in there. I’ve been stung quite a few times.”